9 HEALTHY RECIPES FOR STUDENTS

Are you tired of waiting in long lines? Are you tired of those salads? Would you like some homemade healthy food that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg for a change? Whatever our motivations, we all get tired of the college cafeteria every now and then and want something else. That doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your health though. You can still avoid those instant noodles if you’d like. There are plenty of healthy college recipes that are both simple and nutritious and easy to whip up in your dorm room kitchen. We put together this awesome list of 9 easy healthy recipes for college students. The most advanced piece of equipment you will need for these recipes are a microwave and a mini-fridge.

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  1. Oat, Honey Crumble, and Blueberry

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

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  • 2 ounces rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon clear honey
  • 2 ounces blueberries
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Greek yogurt to serve

Procedure

Get yourself a microwave proof mug about 7 fl. Oz. Put the butter in it and put it in a microwave. Turn the microwave on full power for about 30 seconds or until the butter is fully melted. Add the sugar, oats, honey, and cinnamon and stir them into the butter so they are well distributed. Put the ensemble back into a microwave and turn it on full power either for a minute or until the juices from the blueberries start to run. You can now serve the oats with Greek yogurt.

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  • Overnight Oats

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

  • Half a cup oats
  • A cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Fresh nuts, nut butter, and fruits for toppings

Procedure

Add all of the ingredients into a mason jar or some other type of small container. Stir them together and then cover them. Place the jar in a refrigerator and let it stay overnight. You can then enjoy it cold the next day or heat it in the microwave if you would like to eat it warm.

  • Banana Sushi

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

  • A single gluten free or sprouted whole wheat tortilla
  • A single ripe and peeled banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter

Procedure

Spread the almond or peanut butter on the tortilla. Add the peeled banana to it and roll everything up. You now have a banana sushi. You can slice it up into pieces of 1 inch each and serve it.

  • Chia Pudding

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

  • A single cup almond milk
  • Half a tablespoon maple syrup
  • A quarter cup chia seeds
  • For flavor, you can choose between a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a tablespoon of cacao powder, or a teaspoon of natural jam.

Procedure

Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar or some other kind of small container. Stir the ingredients to mix well. Cover the container and let it stay in the refrigerator overnight. You can now enjoy it in the morning after stirring it a bit. If you prefer it warm, you can just heat it in the microwave. 

Apple Cupcakes

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

  • A single apple
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons nuts. We recommend walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Procedure

Wash the apple and then cut it in half. Core out the seeds while making sure to be gentle so that the apple maintains a flat surface. Once all the seeds are off, spread the peanut or almond butter on the surface of the apple. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and nuts on top and enjoy!

  • Guacamole

 Serves 4 people.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados that have been peeled, stoned, and chopped.
  • The juice of single lime
  • 6 diced cherry tomatoes
  • Single tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 or 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • Vegetable crudités or crackers to serve

Procedure

Start by adding the lime juice and avocados into a bowl and mashing the avocados together in the lime juice. Next, stir in the rest of the ingredients, minus the vegetable crudités. Stir until evenly mixed. Once ready serve immediately either with the vegetable crudités’ or oatcakes.

  • Greek Salad with Pita

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 shredded fresh mint leaves
  • 31/2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled into small chunks
  • 31/2 ounces pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • The juice of a single large lemon
  • Small, thinly sliced, red onion
  • Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 pita breads
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Procedure

Toss and mix together the mint, feta, tomatoes, olives, onion, oregano, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Tear the pita breads into small bite sized pieces and toss them in with the other ingredients. Serve with some lemon wedges.

  • Coconut Noodles in a Mug

Serves a single person.

  • 3 thinly sliced spring onions
  • 31/2 ounces of grated zucchini
  • Single tablespoon wok oil
  • 31/2 fluid ounces coconut milk
  • 1/4 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Thai spice powder
  • Pinch ground turmeric
  • 3 fluid ounces boiling water
  • Single ounce vermicelli rice noodles
  • 10 roughly chopped cashew nuts

Get a large microwave proof mug and mix the oil, zucchini, and spring onions in it. Put it in a microwave and turn it on medium power for 2 minutes. Stir in the bouillon powder, coconut milk, turmeric, and Thai spice. Once done add boiling water and put everything in a microwave. Turn the microwave on medium power for a minute. Break the noodles into the mixture in the mug and stir to mix them evenly. Put everything back in the microwave and turn it on medium power for a minute. Stir everything again and then microwave on medium power for about a minute and a half more or at least until the noodles are tender. Once done sprinkle the cashew nuts onto the coconut noodles and serve.

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Spiced Passion Mug Cake

Serves a single person.

Ingredients

  • Single ounce slightly salted and softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey.
  • Single egg
  • 3 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • An inch-piece preserved stem ginger in syrup. Should be drained and chopped.
  • Two-inch piece finely grated carrot
  • Half a fresh or canned pineapple ring. Chopped.
  • Tablespoon cream cheese
  • Tablespoon preserved stem ginger syrup for drizzling

Procedure

Put the ginger, flour, egg, butter, and honey in a 12 fluid ounce microwave proof mug and beating it all together until it mixes well enough. Add the pineapple and carrot and mix them thoroughly in as well. Put in the microwave and turn it on full power either for two minutes or until the mixture is firm to the touch. Serve the meal topped with cream cheese and drizzled with the ginger syrup.

Conclusion

With fast and easy to make meals like these, it’s easy to get a healthy and quick meal in your dorm room before you go to class. They are also guaranteed to keep you full as you go about your daily activities.

Author Bio

Jeremy Raynolds is a writer and editor who loves to write about health and fitness. He loves to share recipes for healthy foods with students so they can make the most out of their meals. He also loves to yoga and practices it in his free time. You can follow him on Twitter.

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